DJI Phantom 4 Advanced VERSUS Phantom 4 Pro

DJI has just announced the Phantom 4 Advanced and Advanced+ as the newest additions to their hugely popular quadcopter series. Heliguy has gathered up all the available information to show you how this newcomer differs from its closest ancestor, the Phantom 4 Pro.

 

Key Differences

 

Now that you know the main differences it’s time to compare the specs of these two Phantom quadcopters:

Phantom 4 Advanced
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
Phantom 4 Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Pro

Aircraft

Weight (Battery & Propellers Included)

1368 g 1388 g

Diagonal Size (Propellers Excluded)

350 mm 350 mm

Max Ascent Speed

S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s S-mode: 6 m/s; P-mode: 5 m/s

Max Descent Speed

S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s S-mode: 4 m/s; P-mode: 3 m/s

Max Speed

S-mode: 45 mph (72 kph); A-mode: 36 mph (58 kph); P-mode: 31 mph (50 kph) S-mode: 45 mph (72 kph); A-mode: 36 mph (58 kph); P-mode: 31 mph (50 kph)

Max Tilt Angle

42° (S-mode); 35° (A-mode); 25° (P-mode) 42° (S-mode); 35° (A-mode); 25° (P-mode)

Max Angular Speed

S-mode: 250°/s; A-mode: 150°/s S-mode: 250°/s; A-mode: 150°/s

Max Service Ceiling Above Sea Level

6000 m 6000 m

Max Flight Time

Approx. 30 minutes Approx. 30 minutes

Operating Temperature Range

0° to 40°C 0° to 40°C

Satellite Positioning Systems

GPS/GLONASS GPS/GLONASS

Hover Accuracy Range

Vertical:

±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning)
±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Horizontal:

±0.3 m (with Vision Positioning)
±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Vertical:

±0.1 m (with Vision Positioning)
±0.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Horizontal:

±0.3 m (with Vision Positioning)
±1.5 m (with GPS Positioning)

Vision System

Vision System

Forward Vision System, Downward Vision System Forward Vision System, Backward Vision System, Downward Vision System

Velocity Range

≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground ≤31 mph (50 kph) at 6.6 ft (2 m) above ground

Altitude Range

0 – 10 m 0 – 10 m

Operating Range

0 – 10 m 0 – 10 m

Obstacle Sensory Range

0.7 – 30 m 0.7 – 30 m

FOV

Forward: 60° (Horizontal), ±27°(Vertical); Downward: 70° (Front and Rear), 50° (Left and Right) Forward: 60° (Horizontal), ±27° (Vertical); Backward: 60° (Horizontal), ±27° (Vertical); Downward: 70° (Front and Rear), 50° (Left and Right)

Measuring Frequency

Forward: 10 Hz; Downward: 20 Hz Forward: 10 Hz; Backwards: 10 Hz; Downward: 20 Hz

Operating Environment

Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15) Surface with clear pattern and adequate lighting (lux > 15)

Infrared Sensing System

Obstacle Sensory Range

N/A 0.2 – 7 m

FOV

N/A 70° (Horizontal), ±10° (Vertical)

Measuring Frequency

N/A 10 Hz

Operating Environment

N/A Surface with diffuse reflection material, and reflectivity > 8% (such as wall, trees, humans, etc.)

Remote Controller

Operating Frequency

2.400 – 2.483 GHz 2.400 – 2.483 GHz and 5.725 – 5.825 GHz

Max Transmission Distance

2.400 – 2.483 GHz (Unobstructed, free of interference)

FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km); CE: 2.2 mi (3.5 km); SRRC: 2.5 mi (4 km)

2.400 – 2.483 GHz (Unobstructed, free of interference)

FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km); CE: 2.2 mi (3.5 km); SRRC: 2.5 mi (4 km)

5.725 – 5.825 GHz (Unobstructed, free of interference)

FCC: 4.3 mi (7 km); CE: 1.2 mi (2 km); SRRC: 3.1 mi (5 km)

Operating Temperature Range

0° to 40°C 0° to 40°C

Battery

6000 mAh LiPo 2S 6000 mAh LiPo 2S

Transmitter Power (EIRP)

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm

2.400 – 2.483 GHz

FCC: 26 dBm; CE: 17 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm

5.725 – 5.825 GHz

FCC: 28 dBm; CE: 14 dBm; SRRC: 20 dBm

Operating Current/Voltage

1.2 A@7.4 V 1.2 A@7.4 V

Video Output Port

GL300E: HDMI; GL300C: USB GL300E: HDMI; GL300F: USB

Mobile Device Holder

GL300E: Built-in display device (5.5-inch screen, 1920×1080, 1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4 GB RAM+16 GB ROM)

GL300C: Tablets and smartphones

GL300E: Built-in display device (5.5-inch screen, 1920×1080, 1000 cd/m2, Android system, 4 GB RAM+16 GB ROM)

GL300F: Tablets and smartphones

Intelligent Flight Battery

Capacity

5870 mAh 5870 mAh

Voltage

15.2 V 15.2 V

Battery Type

LiPo 4S LiPo 4S

Energy

89.2 Wh 89.2 Wh

Net Weight

468 g 468 g

Charging Temperature Range

5° to 40°C 5° to 40°C

Max Charging Power

100 W 100 W

Charger

Voltage

17.5V 17.5V

Rated Power

100 W 100 W

Gimbal

Stabilization

3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw) 3-axis (pitch, roll, yaw)

Controllable Range

Pitch: -90° to +30° Pitch: -90° to +30°

Max Controllable Angular Speed

Pitch: 90°/s Pitch: 90°/s

Angular Control Accuracy

±0.02° ±0.02°

Camera

Sensor

1″ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20M 1″ CMOS; Effective pixels: 20M

Lens

FOV 84° 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 – f/11 auto focus at 1 m – FOV 84° 8.8 mm/24 mm (35 mm format equivalent) f/2.8 – f/11 auto focus at 1 m –

ISO Range

Video:

100 – 3200 (Auto); 100 – 6400 (Manual)

Photo:

100 – 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)

Video:

100 – 3200 (Auto); 100 – 6400 (Manual)

Photo:

100 – 3200 (Auto); 100- 12800 (Manual)

Mechanical Shutter Speed

8 – 1/2000 s 8 – 1/2000 s

Electronic Shutter Speed

8 – 1/8000 s 8 – 1/8000 s

Image Size

3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648; 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648; 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078 3:2 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3648; 4:3 Aspect Ratio: 4864 × 3648; 16:9 Aspect Ratio: 5472 × 3078

PIV Image Size

4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2720×1530, 1920×1080, 1280×720 4096×2160, 3840×2160, 2720×1530, 1920×1080, 1280×720

Still Photography Modes

Single Shot; Burst Shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14 frames; Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias; Interval: 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 / 60 s Single Shot; Burst Shooting: 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 14 frames; Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): 3/5 bracketed frames at 0.7 EV Bias; Interval: 2 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 10 / 15 / 20 / 30 / 60 s

Video Recording Modes

H.265

C4K: 4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps; 4K: 3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @65Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @80Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @50Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60p @65Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps; HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @25Mbps; HD: 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @35Mbps; HD: 1280×720 120p @60Mbps

H.264

C4K: 4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; 4K: 3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @80Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @60Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60 @80Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps; HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @30Mbps; HD: 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @45Mbps; HD: 1280×720 120p @80Mbps

H.265

C4K: 4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps; 4K: 3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30p @100Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @65Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @80Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @50Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60p @65Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps; HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @25Mbps; HD: 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @35Mbps; HD: 1280×720 120p @60Mbps

H.264

C4K: 4096×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; 4K: 3840×2160 24 / 25 / 30 / 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 24 / 25 / 30p @80Mbps; 2.7K: 2720×1530 48 / 50 / 60p @100Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 24 / 25 / 30p @60Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 48 / 50 / 60 @80Mbps; FHD: 1920×1080 120p @100Mbps; HD: 1280×720 24 / 25 / 30p @30Mbps; HD: 1280×720 48 / 50 / 60p @45Mbps; HD: 1280×720 120p @80Mbps

Max Video Bitrate

100 Mbps 100 Mbps

Supported File Systems

FAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB) FAT32 (≤32 GB); exFAT (>32 GB)

Photo

JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG JPEG, DNG (RAW), JPEG + DNG

Video

MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265) MP4/MOV (AVC/H.264; HEVC/H.265)

Supported SD Cards

Micro SD; Max Capacity: 128GB; Write speed ≥15MB/s, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required Micro SD; Max Capacity: 128GB; Write speed ≥15MB/s, Class 10 or UHS-1 rating required

Operating Temperature Range

0° to 40°C 0° to 40°C

App / Live View

Mobile App

DJI GO 4 DJI GO 4

Live View Working Frequency

2.4 GHz ISM 2.4 GHz ISM, 5.8 GHz ISM

Live View Quality

720P @ 30fps 720P @ 30fps

Latency

Phantom 4 Adv: 220 ms (depending on conditions and mobile device); Phantom 4 Adv +:160 – 180 ms Phantom 4 Pro: 220 ms (depending on conditions and mobile device); Phantom 4 Pro +:160 – 180 ms

Required Operating Systems

iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4.0 or later iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.4.0 or later

Recommended Devices

iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimized for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Android: Samsung tabs 705c, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, Ascend Mate7, Huawei P8 Max, Huawei Mate 8, LG V20, Nubia Z7 mini, Sony Xperia Z3, MI 3, MI PAD, Smartisan T1.

*Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues.

iOS: iPhone 5s, iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 and iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular. This app is optimised for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus.
Android: Samsung S7 edge, Samsung S7, Samsung S6, Samsung S5, Samsung NOTE4, Samsung NOTE3, Samsung tabs 705c, Ascend Mate 9, Ascend Mate 7, Huawei Honor 8, Huawei P8 Max, Vivo X7, Xiaomi 5, MI 3, Google Nexus 6p, Nexus 9, Google Nexus 7 II, LG V20, Sony Xperia Z3, Smartisan T1.

*Support for additional devices available as testing and development continues.


 


What’s Included?

Here’s what you can expect from the DJI Phantom Pro and Advanced straight out of the box.

What’s Included?

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
DJI Phantom 4 Advanced
  • Aircraft Body
  • Remote Controller
  • Propellers
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Gimbal Clamp
  • USB OTG Cable
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Micro SD Card (16GB)
  • Carrying Case
  • Aircraft Body
  • Remote Controller
  • Propellers
  • Intelligent Flight Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Power Cable
  • Gimbal Clamp
  • USB OTG Cable
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Micro SD Card (16GB)
  • Carrying Case
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
DJI Phantom 4 Pro

 


Appearance

There isn’t much to say except that these two aircraft would be very difficult to differentiate at a glance. The familiar Phantom 4 design is still in place and minus the missing sensors on the Advanced, it’s essentially a doppelganger of the Pro.


Performance

As you would expect from DJI’s modern offerings, both of these aircraft have been designed with ease of use and high-quality performance in mind. Judging by the specifications, you shouldn’t notice too much of a difference between them in the air.

Both the Advanced and the Pro have the same max speed of 45mph (when in Sports mode). These quadcopters are also able to fly at up to 31mph with obstacle avoidance enabled (5 directions for the Pro, forwards and downwards in the Advanced).

There’s also the same suite of features you’ve come to expect from DJI’s output including Draw, ActiveTrack. TapFly. Return to Home and Gesture Mode.


Battery Life

Both aircraft operate off the same 15.2V 5870 mAh Intelligent Flight Battery which offers an impressive 30 minutes of flight time. An advanced battery management system is in place to prevent overcharging and over draining. When placed in longer term storage, batteries will discharge power to maintain good health.

 


Camera

The Pro and Advanced share the same impressive camera. Images are captured at 20MP in JPG or RAW DNG, with video available up to 4K quality at 60fps. 30 and 24fps shooting rates are also available.

The camera also adds aperture control and features a mechanical shutter, eliminating the rolling shutter effect you sometimes get from electrical alternatives. Footage is compressed at 100Mbps using H.265 compression, up from the H.264 60Mbps format offered by the original Phantom 4.

 


Summary

As you have probably gathered, there isn’t a great deal separating these two aircraft apart from a £120 price difference and the amount of obstacle avoidance sensors included. While this difference in cost may be enough to sway some people, the amount of interest already geared towards the Pro will be hard to shift over into the Advanced’s direction.

Both the Pro and Advanced are well-designed, highly intuitive quadcopters which are a combination of professional grade imagery capture and foolproof flight systems.

If you want to discuss these two aircraft with a member of our customer support team to find out which is best suited to your needs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via the details below.

Call

0191 296 1024

Email

info@heliguy.com

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